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125 Years Ago

Shooting Accident Happens


February 2, 2023

Herald of Feb. 3, 1898

Thursday afternoon of last week Oliver Butler of Rodman Furnace was the victim of a shooting accident. He, with a number of others, were having a shooting match at Plane 10. Butler was lying on the ground, taking aim for a shot, when suddenly the report of a gun was heard and the prostrate man rolled over on his side with a moan. The shot came from the rifle of Alexander Wilt who was standing behind Butler putting a cap on his gun. The hammer slipped while he was lowering it, and the gun exploded. Butler was shot in his right arm, and the wound was of such a nature as...

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